Prepositions are some of the most common words.
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All these words can be used as prepositions. Most can be used in other ways also.
After you learn these words, you will notice them in most sentences. They help you divide a sentence into pieces which are easier to understand.
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Compare at, in, on, to.
Compare during, for, and for, since.
Compare among, between.
Compare beside, by, near.
Compare above, over.
Compare below, beneath, under, underneath.
Verbs with ing at the end can act like prepositions. There are thousands of these participle phrases, like:
Barring accidents, I can finish today.
Considering past success, I am hopeful.
Pending your approval, I can prepare payment.
Washing dishes, I can earn some money.
Phrases with preposition - noun - preposition, or as - adjective - as, are also common:
With regard to your house, I do not know when it was built.
For the sake of peace, we will compromise.
As far as London, we know the road.
As well as health, we want happiness.